Situated in south east France, the Drôme is named after the Drôme river and has a diverse landscape and culture. The southern Drôme is very similar to Provence and many tourists prefer this area with pretty towns and villages and plenty of history.
Probably most famous for its nougat, Montélimar is the second largest town in the Drôme department after Valence. Apart from the nougat there is a magnificent array of tendered lavender fields as well as the patches of wild lavender. The aroma and colour is a spectacular sight along the "lavender road" between spring and autumn. Whilst there is a wealth of history to be explored, the city is known as the capital of nougat, with nougat being one of the 13 desserts of Provence and highly appreciated throughout France. The city of Montélimar is dominated by Château des Adhémar, a castle built by the Adhémar family who reigned over the city in the middle ages.
Located in the heart of Provencal Drôme, near Ventoux, between the Rhone and the Alps, the Nyons area and benefits from a wonderful climate. Due to the outstanding sunshine all year, the area is known as the Tuscany of the Rhône Alpes. The Nyons area has wonderful facilities for those who love the outdoors and experienced athletes.